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Suggestions for smaller conifer

Posted by red_bird 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 21, 12 at 12:34

I am hoping to find a conifer that will utimately grow to approx. 8 feet, but will get no more than 4 feet wide(preferably max. of 3 feet wide). I've done some research and can't seem to come up with anything, but I am relatively new to conifers and realize I might be missing something very obvious. Please note that I am in the southeast. Any suggestions?

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RE: Suggestions for smaller conifer

  • Posted by dcsteg 5b Shawnee, KS. (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 21, 12 at 13:27

The most important thing you are missing is conifers grow till they die.

If you plant a dwarf conifer and live long enough it will out grow the limitations you have placed on it.

Most height/width given are for 10 years growth and will vary due to micro-climate.

There are many columnar fastigiate forms of conifers but your height limitations eliminate most forms. The 8 ft. you want it to stop growing at is not doable.

Hopefully others will chime in for further help.


RE: Suggestions for smaller conifer

Dave, thank you for the information. It certainly gives me a new perspective in thinking about this. I may need to consider a different group of evergreens to find a candidate for this particular spot. It sounds like I may want to consider other places in my yard for a conifer, as I do like them very much.

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